Continuing the discussion from Help me pick a dumbphone:
cheap construction, cheap lens. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a bazillion megapixels if your lens is frosted. You need a decent combination of the two.
Actually, with a bazillion megapixels you might be able to, with the right algorithm…
Here’s a shot I made 10 years ago with a crappy digicam; it was modified in photoshop only to the extent of bringing up the colors (uh, that would be… crap. can’t remember. No pseudo-colors were involved. Light levels? Sometihng like that). The thing I really liked about this camera is in low-light situations it wouldn’t give you a quick, dark photo - it would keep exposing until there was “enough”. Meaning you had long-exposures. If I ever used a tripod it might have been something! But it was tiny, had no mount, and I loved the blurriness better.
Here’s one in daylight that demonstrates lens issues - see the corners:
I should move these photos over to flickr. They can be found at http://www.xradiograph.com/snapshots/snapshots.08.htm - which is an admixture of all types of photos I did then. Back when I thought I had the time to manually build a website by hand.
Gosh, looks like that was only about a span of 2 years. Hunh. Burnout.
I have a ton of photos on my (old) computer that I never uploaded to flickr, which came after this.